Here’s another health benefit of flaxseed: Improved gum health

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common but preventable disease caused by a bacterial infection. This infection damages the soft tissue of the gums and, if not treated promptly, can cause teeth to fall out. Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent periodontitis, although there are several risk factors — such as smoking, … Continue reading Here’s another health benefit of flaxseed: Improved gum health

Build a survival dental kit to maintain dental hygiene even when SHTF

Regularly check your supplies before SHTF. Do you have enough food and water for your whole family? What about medical supplies for different minor emergencies? Prepare a survival dental kit so you can take care of your oral health after disaster strikes. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) Learning the basics of oral care means you can maintain your teeth … Continue reading Build a survival dental kit to maintain dental hygiene even when SHTF

Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

There is a new pandemic sweeping the country and its cause is persistent mask wearing. “Mask mouth,” a play on meth mouth, is spreading like wildfire and dentists are warning that it could have serious consequences, including death. “Gum disease, or periodontal disease, will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,” warns Marc Sclafani, … Continue reading Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque on teeth. Gingivitis can be so mild that it may not cause symptoms. But if left untreated, it may eventually progress into a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Gingivitis may also lead to tooth … Continue reading Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

A celebrity dermatologist warned of a skin condition that stems from wearing face masks all day. Skin expert Dr. Dennis Gross said the condition called maskitis manifests as a dry and flaky rash. Gross added that maskitis is often mistaken with maskne, but he noted that symptoms and treatments for the two are different. Maskitis can spread … Continue reading Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

Study on coronavirus mouth infection may explain patients’ loss of taste

The loss of taste and smell is one of the most common and peculiar symptoms of COVID-19. While it’s not rare for viral upper respiratory infections to cause a temporary or even permanent loss of those senses, the symptom is particularly prevalent in COVID-19. Still, little is known about why many COVID-19 patients have it. Now, an international team of … Continue reading Study on coronavirus mouth infection may explain patients’ loss of taste

Assessing the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed

Researchers in India evaluated the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed against known periodontal pathogens. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Research suggests that the use of antibiotics is beneficial in the management of periodontitis.However, antibiotic resistance has now become a major global issue, and it is believed to … Continue reading Assessing the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed

“Mask mouth,” skin disease and breathing difficulties: Experts reveal the dangers of prolonged use of face masks

Wearing protective face masks is now a common practice, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But while health officials are busy reminding the public to keep their masks on, researchers are starting to question whether face masks are really effective. Studies have shown that they may not provide the level of protection that mask advocates initially rest their faith on. Now, more experts … Continue reading “Mask mouth,” skin disease and breathing difficulties: Experts reveal the dangers of prolonged use of face masks

Triphala, an ancient remedy for oral and digestive health

Triphala is an herbal preparation that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s a powerful remedy used to treat various oral and digestive ailments, such as gingivitis and constipation. Its therapeutic effects stem from its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The word “triphala” literally means “three fruits” as the concoction consists of three medicinal fruit plants that are native to India: … Continue reading Triphala, an ancient remedy for oral and digestive health

Fluoride linked to IMPAIRED kidney and liver function in adolescents, warn researchers

A study that was recently published in the Environment International journal showed just how dangerous fluoride can be in adolescence. The study looked at the relationship between the levels of fluoride in young people’s drinking water and blood and the health of their kidneys and livers. The adolescents studied were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey. … Continue reading Fluoride linked to IMPAIRED kidney and liver function in adolescents, warn researchers